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09-24-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,430
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nothing wrong with it, 48/18 used to be a really...

Nothing wrong with it, 48/18 used to be a really common gear for UK racers and club riders. Prime numbers and even/odd only matter if you skid.
09-24-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep! I recommend earplugs. :lol:

Yep! I recommend earplugs. :lol:
09-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sure. If they're steel rims without bead hooks,...

Sure. If they're steel rims without bead hooks, I would be wary of trying to achieve the maximum pressure that a 1" tire would have on its sidewall, but apart from that you should be fine.
09-23-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 907
Posted By ThermionicScott

They're tubeless-compatible clincher rims. You...

They're tubeless-compatible clincher rims. You can run regular clincher tires on them if you wish. :)
09-23-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 907
Posted By ThermionicScott

Two other rims to consider: Sun M13-II: much...

Two other rims to consider:

Sun M13-II: much like a Rigida 1320, ~$25-35 (these used to be much cheaper!)
Pacenti Brevet: looks sort of like a 50's Mavic but for the machined sidewalls, wider but...
09-23-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By ThermionicScott

My understanding is that the Dura Ace cranks...

My understanding is that the Dura Ace cranks solved the spider crack issue, and he came up with the pedal eye collets after switching to the Dura Ace cranks, so the issues had been resolved -- about...
09-23-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 608
Posted By ThermionicScott

I should probably re-weigh it!

I should probably re-weigh it!
09-23-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 608
Posted By ThermionicScott

Oops, I lied. A digital scale is such a fun toy...

Oops, I lied. A digital scale is such a fun toy when you first bring it home. :lol:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,625
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hey, at least my 12-year old brain had no trouble...

Hey, at least my 12-year old brain had no trouble with hedonist's analogy! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,625
Posted By ThermionicScott

Someone asks if you have ever tried to cut...

Someone asks if you have ever tried to cut something with a dull knife, and your response is to search Google? :lol:
09-23-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 907
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's a "grain of sand got embedded in the middle...

It's a "grain of sand got embedded in the middle of the brake pad" indicator line, dude.
09-23-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 608
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't write on bike tires, but I will mark the...

I don't write on bike tires, but I will mark the position of my car tires so I know where to put them when I swap winter/summer tires.
09-23-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 907
Posted By ThermionicScott

Paging Tomm Willians . We need pictures of your...

Paging Tomm Willians . We need pictures of your rim labels, another sidewall, and your brake pads. :lol:
09-23-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By ThermionicScott

Ah, found it! ...

Ah, found it!



https://yarchive.net/bike/cranks.html
I shoulda just found the link in the beginning. :D
09-23-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By ThermionicScott

I think I read that Jobst also tried C-Record for...

I think I read that Jobst also tried C-Record for a hot minute, but they got pedal eye failures so quickly he had to switch to something else. Maybe that was in between NR/SR and Dura Ace?

To your...
09-22-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 907
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd be hesitant to remove any material on these...

I'd be hesitant to remove any material on these rims if I didn't absolutely need to. They started out only 0.8mm thick. ;)
09-22-20, 04:14 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:43 AM
09-18-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 747
Posted By ThermionicScott

C'mon, vegan. People who put American flags on...

C'mon, vegan. People who put American flags on everything let me know they're PATRIOTS, and I only do business with other PATRIOTS!
09-17-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 397
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. I would just trade it for a shorter stem. ...

+1. I would just trade it for a shorter stem. Plenty of people like those Technomic stems.
09-17-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By ThermionicScott

OP's bike, from his profile:...

OP's bike, from his profile: https://www.marinbikes.com/bike-archive/bikes/2017-pine-mountain-2
09-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,732
Posted By ThermionicScott

My understanding is that "wired-on" means...

My understanding is that "wired-on" means anything with a bead (coined before folding beads were invented.) Apart from a few folding tires, wouldn't everything else in this thread work for you?
09-16-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By ThermionicScott

That old tire makes me think of the "Tommy"...

That old tire makes me think of the "Tommy" cover. :lol:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/Tommyalbumcover.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By ThermionicScott

Touring tires are for going places. ;)

Touring tires are for going places. ;)
09-16-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 977
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. Kalloy Unos are light and have worked well...

+1. Kalloy Unos are light and have worked well for me. Cheap, too, at $25 or less. :thumb:
09-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,560
Posted By ThermionicScott

Isn't everything delayed these days?

Isn't everything delayed these days?
09-16-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,239
Posted By ThermionicScott

OP appears to be a seagull: ...

OP appears to be a seagull:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x114/seagull_9fe2b2c28353e75b3e61f4359a2fd55f3f779cf8.png
09-16-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,430
Posted By ThermionicScott

71" here. Also, '51RI P-Bass. :beer:

71" here.
Also, '51RI P-Bass. :beer:
09-16-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By ThermionicScott

Don't forget the Pacenti Brevet in 700C if you...

Don't forget the Pacenti Brevet in 700C if you are entertaining current-production clincher rims. Old-school look, but not as heavy as many others:
...
09-16-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aha! No doubt some of you have been wondering why...

Aha! No doubt some of you have been wondering why your cheeks have been burning, but you haven't gotten any MENTION notifications from me. :lol:
09-14-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,691
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm a little late to reply on this one, but JH...

I'm a little late to reply on this one, but JH has since clarified/walked-back past support for front tire pressures that were much lower than the rear:...
09-14-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 942
Posted By ThermionicScott

Steel rims?

Steel rims?
09-14-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 747
Posted By ThermionicScott

These come with pre-soiled threads, I see. ...

These come with pre-soiled threads, I see.

Seller sounds legit, though: "We are professional seller on homeware-DIY, CNC engrvaer, TV Mount, rework station, Lock Sets Security Lamps, Swimming...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,909
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you like Archetypes, why not just lay in some...

If you like Archetypes, why not just lay in some spares, and swap over when you need to, Jobst-style? Remember that you don't even need to unlace the hubs or undo any of the crossings:
...
09-14-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By ThermionicScott

That doesn't follow at all. A torque wrench that...

That doesn't follow at all. A torque wrench that might be 10% out is still way better than a person who might be up or down 50% depending on how they're feeling that day.
09-14-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't spend much time on the Samba anymore --...

I don't spend much time on the Samba anymore -- glad to see you still have a hand in it! :thumb:
09-14-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By ThermionicScott

Commuting/training on one's tubular wheels would...

Commuting/training on one's tubular wheels would be my assumption.
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By ThermionicScott

This may be completely unhelpful/unrelated to the...

This may be completely unhelpful/unrelated to the question, but my best long-distance rides (qualifying brevets in IA and MN, and PBP 2015) have been because of supportive and interesting riders at...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,436
Posted By ThermionicScott

My commute only has a couple of small hills, so I...

My commute only has a couple of small hills, so I max out around 25 MPH and average about 15 MPH due to all of the stops. I ride for fun/endorphins as much as anything, so yeah I'll wind it up! :)
09-12-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By ThermionicScott

If nothing else, there are plenty of original...

If nothing else, there are plenty of original Shimano SG rings out there with life left in them. In prior years, I might have suggested hitting up some swap meets. Heck, I've got a 52T collecting...
09-12-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By ThermionicScott

My feet are prone to Athlete's Foot for some...

My feet are prone to Athlete's Foot for some reason, so hermetically sealing them in order to keep out rain water is the last thing I'd want to do! I go in the opposite direction and let them...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,418
Posted By ThermionicScott

Since late March, I've been working from home...

Since late March, I've been working from home apart from the occasional trip to the test lab. I might not even get in 25 bike-commutes this year, but having more time for other things has been nice....
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By ThermionicScott

I see a lot of people skipped over your "rim...

I see a lot of people skipped over your "rim brake" specification. What frame would these wheels be going on, and is the ability to re-use these wheels on some future bike a part of your investment?...
09-12-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By ThermionicScott

I like "tubeful" -- it sounds positive and...

I like "tubeful" -- it sounds positive and optimistic, something we need these days. :D
09-12-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good questions! I wonder if the Herse/TA spacing...

Good questions! I wonder if the Herse/TA spacing really started out at 6 or 6.5cm and slowly morphed as English units became the preference for a lot of standards. There must be more to the story.
09-11-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By ThermionicScott

You'll never guess who gets the credit for that...

You'll never guess who gets the credit for that one on page 220 of the "Rene Herse" book. :p
09-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By ThermionicScott

In a nutshell, you build a wheel with half as...

In a nutshell, you build a wheel with half as many spokes on the NDS as on the DS, allowing you to bring the NDS tensions nearly up to those on the DS. So you no longer need to use high tensions on...
09-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By ThermionicScott

There are even more Araya rim catalogs archived...

There are even more Araya rim catalogs archived here: https://www.araya-kk.co.jp/rim/catalog.html

I'm gonna shoot from the hip and guess SS-45:...
09-09-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,356
Posted By ThermionicScott

Little-known fact: gugie is also the drummer for...

Little-known fact: gugie is also the drummer for The Dream Syndicate (under an alias, of course!):
...
09-09-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, we agree on that. My lightest wheel set has...

Yep, we agree on that. My lightest wheel set has 1.8-1.6-1.8 spokes on the NDS at about 50-55 kgf, so far so good at almost 5000 miles. Either I'm a very smooth and careful rider, or this stuff...
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